Raise the Woof for animal welfare at Manship Theatre

Animal welfare is no laughing matter. Except for this weekend at Manship Theatre.

This Saturday, May 21, from 7 to 10 p.m., the venue will host Spay Baton Rouge’s third annual Raise the Woof: Comedy for a Cause, a stand-up comedy tour that partners with local animal welfare organizations to give a voice to animals through jokes and laughter, all while spreading awareness and raising funds. This year’s lineup includes a three-act comedy show starring Bad Boy RedBean, a silent auction, a 50/50 Split-the-Pot Raffle, light hors d’oeuvres, live music and a cash bar. All proceeds will go to Spay Baton Rouge, a nonprofit with a goal to reduce the number of homeless and unwanted animals in the city.

Bad Boy RedBean may already be familiar to some as one of the premier comedians in New Orleans. Almost 10 years ago, when he was working in an improv comedy troupe scheduled to perform at a stand-up show hosted by actor and comedian Dr. Ken Jeong, Jeong asked RedBean if he’d ever done stand-up before. He hadn’t, but he gave it a try, and that was the night RedBean was born. He has since gathered many credits, from the Grudge Match film with Sylvester Stallone, BET’s Comic View, and numerous other plays and stand-up shows.

To grab your tickets, visit manshiptheatre.org/events.asp.